Want your own bit of paradise on a Michigan island?

Dozens of pieces of property are going up for auction and many start at less than $1,000.

The Michigan Department of Natural Resources is preparing 53 state-managed public properties for sale by live public auction on Thursday, Aug. 11, in Sault Ste. Marie, Michigan. The properties are in Bois Blanc Township (Mackinac County).

The auction will begin at noon at the Kewadin Casino, 2186 Shunk Road in Sault Ste. Marie.

On-site registration will begin at 11:30AM the day of the auction. Preregister and get more information on the live auction.

The properties in Bois Blanc Township are on the eastern part of the island, which is accessible via ferry from Cheboygan, Michigan. Parcels range in size from under an acre to 22.5 acres.

View details about each property including the minimum bid amount, map, property descriptions and conditions of sale. View additional details and conditions of sale from the DNR. Interested bidders are encouraged to review Land Sales and Auctions Terms and Conditions.

Printed property information may be requested from DNR Real Estate Services Section, P.O. Box 30448, Lansing, MI 48909-7948. For general information about the sale of the DNR’s surplus state-managed public land, contact Michael Michalek at 517-284-5950.

Properties offered at auction are tax-reverted lands. Sale proceeds will be used toward providing future outdoor recreation opportunities.